Ex-Minister Imtilemba Sangtam passes away

Ex-Minister Imtilemba Sangtam passes away
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Dimapur, February 13: Former Minister, Imtilemba Sangtam passed away Thursday morning at Dimapur. He was 59.
CM, others condoles
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has expressed grief at the untimely demise of former Minister Imtilemba Sangtam Thursday morning at Dimapur, saying his demise is a great loss to the people of Nagaland and the void created will be difficult to fill.
“Late Imtilemba was a colleague and a close friend as we worked together during two different terms, and I still have many memorable experiences which we shared together. He had a friendly personality and was always good natured. He made friends across the political spectrum and was well loved by one and all,” he said.
The CM expressed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that his soul rest in peace.
NLA Speaker: Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Sharingian Longkumer has expressed grief at the demise of A. Imtilemba, ex-MLA and former Minister who passed away on February 13, at Dimapur.
“Late Shri A. Imtilemba was a hard-working and a devoted man who worked sincerely for the welfare and upliftment of his constituency and for the people of Nagaland,” he said.
“His death has caused a great loss to the Nagas in general and the Sangtam community in particular and the void created by him will be difficult to fill,” the Speaker said.
The NLA conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that the departed soul rest in eternal peace.
NDPP: The NDPP has expressed shock and grief at the demise of former Minister Imtilemba Sangtam Thursday morning at Dimapur, saying in his demise the Naga people in general, and the Eastern Naga tribes in particular have lost a towering leader and the vacuum created will be hard to fill.
“I have known him personally for a long time since his younger days and had always been impressed with his concern about our Eastern Naga brethren. He played a pioneering role in cementing social and cultural relations among the Eastern Naga Tribes since his college years; and also played a crucial part in the formation of the present-day Eastern Naga Public Organisation, an organisation he loved, nurtured and cherished, and remained an Advisor to it till his last breath,” said NDPP president Chingwang Konyak.
The rank and file of the NDPP conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members, and pray that the departed soul rest in eternal peace.
NPCC: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has expressed shock at the demise of A Imtilemba Sangtam, ex-Minister, saying the void caused by his passing away will be difficult to fill and the loss will be felt by not only his family members and community but also by the people of the State.
“Late Imtilemba was a strong and reliable leader who worked tirelessly for the upliftment of his people. Resigning from comfortable post, he gave himself for the service of the people whom he put first,” said NPCC president K Therie.
All rank and file of the Congress party offered deepest condolences, and prayed that his soul rest in peace.
(Page News Service)